Six Mahabhishekas at Chidambaram Nataraja Swamy Temple

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple

Six Mahabhishekas at Chidambaram Nataraja Swamy Temple are the famous festivals / utsavams held at Chidamabaram Thillai Natarajaswamy Temple.

Chidambaram is one of the five holiest Shiva temples, each representing one of the five natural elements; Chidambaram represents akasha (aether). The other four temples in this category are: Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara, Trichy (water), Kanchi Ekambareswara (earth) Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara (fire), Thiruvanna malai and Kalahasti Nathar (wind), Sri Kalahasti.

The six Mahabhishekas of Chidambaram Temple are – Chithirai Onam, Aani Thirumanjanam, Aavani Chaturdashi, Purattasi Chaturdashi, Aardhraa Abhishekam during Arudra Darisanam and Maasi Chaturdashi.

Six Mahabhishekas of Chidambaram Temple in 2021 are…

4 May 2021, Tuesday – CHITHIRAI ONAM

Timings – 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM at Kanakasabhai

24 June 2021, Thursday – AANITHIRUMANJANAM

Timings – 3.00 AM to 6.00 AM at RAJASABHAI

21 August 2021, Saturday – AAVANI CHATHURDHASI

Timings – 6.30 PMto 10.30 PM at Kanakasabhai

19 September 2021, Sunday – PURATTASI CHATHURDHASI

Timings – 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM at Kanakasabhai

19 December 2021, Sunday – AARDHRAA ABHISHEKAM

Timings – 3.00 AM to 6.00 AM at RAJASABHAI

25 February 2021, Thursday – MAASI CHATHURDHASI

Timings – 6.30 PM to 10.30 PM at Kanakasabhai

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